Director

Director

Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency

Transparency 

 
The Principles of Intelligence Transparency for the Intelligence Community are intended to facilitate IC decisions on making information publicly available in a manner that enhances public understanding of intelligence activities, while continuing to protect information when disclosure would harm national security.

These Principles do not modify or supersede applicable laws, executive orders, and directives, including Executive Order 13526, Classified National Security Information. Instead, they articulate the general norms that elements of the IC should follow in implementing those authorities and requirements.

On October 27, 2015, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence published the implementation plan for the Principles of Intelligence Transparency for the Intelligence Community. The implementation plan sets intelligence community priorities for transparency, translating the principles into concrete, measurable initiatives.

Below are several useful documents related to the Transparency initiative:



Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency

Fact Sheets



The following fact sheet describes this IC Governance Framework in detail, outlining the sources of imposed requirements and detailing how all three branches of government are involved. This is the first in a series – please check back soon for additional fact sheets on Section 702, FISA, the USA Freedom Act, and CLPT.

The ODNI Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency (CLPT) works to ensure that the Intelligence Community carries out its national security mission in a manner that protects privacy and civil liberties, while providing appropriate transparency to the public. This is part of the broader, multi-layered framework of U.S. rules and oversight, designed to ensure that we exercise our authorities and use our capabilities properly. This “IC Governance Framework” establishes a set of rules that the IC follows as it conducts its activities, ensuring that we uphold our duties to the Constitution.
 
IC Governance Fact Sheet


The Civil Liberties Protection Officer

Alexander W. Joel is the Civil Liberties Protection Officer for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In that capacity, he leads the ODNI's Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency, and reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence. Read more about him in his ODNI biography.

 

Civil Liberties and Privacy Intelligence Community Enterprise Strategy 2012-2017
Provides the CLPT's strategic roadmap for enhancing the IC’s framework for protecting civil liberties and privacy, highlighting four high-level goals relating to civil liberties and privacy to obtain the trust of the American people. The goals focus on protecting civil liberties and privacy through policy implementation, ensuring compliance with the Constitution and laws, handling complaints of possible abuses of civil liberties, and providing transparency.

Intelligence Community Directive 107: Civil Liberties and Privacy
This Directive established Intelligence Community (IC) policy for the protection of civil liberties and privacy relating to activities conducted by IC elements and discusses the responsibilities of the Civil Liberties Protection Officer in supporting this Directive.

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To Submit A Complaint

 

The Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency (CLPT) reviews, assesses and, where appropriate, investigates complaints and other information indicating possible abuses of civil liberties and privacy in the administration of ODNI programs and operations. Please note, the CLPT Officer’s statutory duty extends only to the administration of programs and operations of the ODNI.

 

If your concern involves a program or operation administered by another U.S. Government department or agency, please submit your concern directly to that agency.

 

Depending on the subject matter, your complaint may be referred to the IC Office of Inspector General or to another U.S. Government department or agency, such as the Department of Justice, to conduct an investigation as appropriate.

 

No action constituting a reprisal, or threat of reprisal, will be made against a Federal employee for making a complaint or for disclosing information to the CLPT that indicates a possible violation of civil liberties or privacy protections in the administration of ODNI programs and operations, unless the complaint is made or the information is disclosed with the knowledge that it was false, or made with wilful disregard for its truth or falsity.

 

To report a potential civil liberties and privacy violation or file a complaint, please provide a written, detailed description of the incident and surrounding circumstances, and include copies of any unclassified documentation pertaining to the matter.

 

The information should be mailed to:

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

ATTN: Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency

Washington, DC 20511

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ODNI’s Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency (CLPT) created this “transparency tracker” document to track, categorize, and chart the information being released to the public on IC on the Record for the purpose of assisting the public in identifying and retrieving relevant information, facilitating research, and gauging the effectiveness of the IC’s transparency efforts since August 2013. Because IC on the Record is an important public outreach tool for the IC, analyzing the amount and types of information publicly released on IC on the Record provides a helpful and comprehensive way to assess the IC’s progress in enhancing transparency. Specifically, this transparency tracker consists of a series of statistical summary charts followed by a detailed index of documents.

 

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